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How to keep arabic bread from getting hard


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Posted 07 April 2009 - 09:48 PM

Asalaamu Alaykum,

I have been making homemade arabic bread (aka 'pita') for some time now but I seem to have a recurring problem. My bread, which comes out warm, soft, and easy to seperate, gets hard after a few hours. I have tried putting it in a ziploc and wrapping it in a towel, but it doesn't help. It would make life a lot easier if I didn't have to make fresh bread every day but was able to make it every other day or so, but the bread won't stay soft and fresh that long!

Any tips, sisters?

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 11:17 PM

QUOTE(musaafirah @ Apr 7 2009, 04:48 PM)  

Asalaamu Alaykum,

I have been making homemade arabic bread (aka 'pita') for some time now but I seem to have a recurring problem. My bread, which comes out warm, soft, and easy to seperate, gets hard after a few hours. I have tried putting it in a ziploc and wrapping it in a towel, but it doesn't help. It would make life a lot easier if I didn't have to make fresh bread every day but was able to make it every other day or so, but the bread won't stay soft and fresh that long!

Any tips, sisters?


Salams Sis

Pita bread, naans, roti are thin in nature for the most part. And thin bread will harden about as fast as you can make them.

When you make your dough use milk in place of water. Add some yogurt to it too.  Try not to make your dough ""hard", try to leave it nice and soft. and when knead your dough do not do it for more than 10 mins.  The more you knead the dough the more gluten is formed. Gluten is what makes bread hard. When you let it rise up coat the outside of it with a little oil.

Place a warm towel over it.

When baking (if using an oven) or even on the stove top have a pan/baking dish with water warm enough to steam.  Example if making naans in the oven have a small pan of water in there to create steam and it will penetrate your bread as it bakes making it a little softer.

Stove top can be a bit challenging. Have a pan of water at a roiling boil near your burner to create moisture. OR have a double boiler set up to place the bread into after you take it out to infuse moisture into it, If using a double boiler with a colander pan on top line it with a towel and place the bread in the towel and place another on top allowing the steam to stay in. Use the lid on top of the double boiler.

As for keeping them fresh for another day- wrap them in towel and place in a zip lock bag and put them in the fridge. Re-heat with the double boiler and towels again

This is the best advice i can give for now!

HTH

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 02:24 AM

Asalaamu alaikum,

i freeze them as soon as they cool, but i still make bread everyday nearly because we have enough people that its easier that way masha allah.

also, if you can find a moroccan sister, we have started eating moroccan bread.  its really really really easy to make and quick and my arab family enjoys it very much.  i start it when i start breakfast and when breakfast is done, so is the bread masha allah!

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:22 PM

Assalamu alaykum sister,

musaafirah, could u share ur pita bread recipe please? I would like to try and make it inshallah.

wassalam




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